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Longstick Midfielder
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wake Forest, N.C.
High School: Paul VI


 Career Statistics   2014   2015  2016


Career: Played in 66 games with 34 career starts … Split his time between close defense and long stick midfield … 2017 Team Captain … Collected 96 career ground balls and 56 caused turnovers … Commissioned into the United States Navy after going through the Duke Navy ROTC program.

2017: Played in all 18 games as a longstick midfielder … Team Captain … Key member of the defense that ranked first in the ACC and 12th nationally with an 8.39 goals against average … The goals allowed per game average was the lowest by a Duke squad since 2009 … Also a crucial part of the faceoff game, helping Duke to lead the ACC and rank 15th nationally with a .549 win percentage at the X … Finished the season with 31 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers … Led all defensive players in GBs and tied for the team lead in caused turnovers … Recorded at least one ground ball in 14 games and at least one caused turnover in 13 outings … Picked up a career-high five ground balls in ACC Tournament loss to Notre Dame (4/28) … Also had two caused turnovers against the Fighting Irish … Corralled four GBs and forced two turnovers in ACC win over Virginia (4/15) … Caused a season-best three turnovers in NCAA Tournament first round win at Johns Hopkins (5/13) … Also picked up three ground balls versus the Blue Jays.

2016: Started all 19 games on close defense … Fourth on the team with 36 ground balls … Led all Blue Devils with 21 caused turnovers … Picked up at least one ground ball in 17 games and three-plus six times … Had a caused turnover in 12 contests … Picked up five ground balls and forced three turnovers in ACC Championship game versus Syracuse (5/1) … Voted to the ACC All-Tournament Team … Had four ground balls and a caused turnover in win at Jacksonville (2/27) … Recorded three ground balls and four caused turnovers in victory over Georgetown (3/19) … Recorded two ground balls and one caused turnover as Duke held Marquette (4/22) to just one goal ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Played in 18 games with 15 starts on defense … Totaled 24 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers … One of four Duke players to record double digit caused turnovers … Had three ground balls in four games … Collected three ground balls and two caused turnovers in win over Air Force (2/8) … Forced three turnovers in win against Harvard (2/28) … Grabbed three ground balls and forced a turnover in ACC win over Virginia to clinch a spot in the ACC Tournament. 

2014: Played in 11 games … Finished the year with five ground balls and four caused turnovers … Registered his first career ground ball and caused turnover in season-opening win against Jacksonville (2/8) … Picked up a season-high two GBs versus Marquette (3/11).
Prep: A four-year letterwinner as a longstick midfielder for Bob Waters at Paul VI High School … A 2013 Under Armour All-American … A two-year team captain … Voted All-WCAC first team as a junior … Also named to Washington Post All-Met team in 2012 … Garnered All-WCAC second team honors in 2011 … Missed senior season to injury … Team captain and was a leader from the sideline as team advanced to WCAC title game … Earned Iron Warrior Award … Had 148 takeaways and 249 ground balls in his final two-plus seasons … A Warrior 40 pick in 2012 … Graduated summa cum laude.
Personal: Son of Charlie and Julie Powley … Has one brother, Sean … Brother is a current member of the Hampden-Sydney men’s lacrosse team … Grandfather, Samuel Green, played football at Wake Forest.
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